Innovating for Our Elders

Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:30AM - 1:00PM

JLabs @ NYC
101 6th Avenue, New York, NY

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Expanding Health Opportunities to Correspond with Increasing Life Expectancy

For the first time in history, most people around the world can expect to live well into their sixties and beyond. Recent data shared by the World Health Organization predicts that between 2015-2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from 12% to 22%. In the United States it’s even higher, with life expectancy calculated in 2017 for males at 76 years and 81 years for females.

As the older adult population in the United States continues to expand, innovations to promote healthy aging are essential to ensuring older adults can maintain or improve their quality of life. Understanding the complex, and often co-occurring, health needs of the seniors is only the beginning of advancing solutions that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults. To truly promote a longer, healthier life we can look to interventions that address the environmental, genetic factors, and societal factors of aging that impact health.

Join Kate Merton, Head of JLABS @ NYC, as she moderates a thoughtful conversation around identifying unmet medical need for healthy aging and how to design innovative approaches that frame aging as a process in order to deliver multifaceted healthcare solutions that not only meets our needs as we age, but goes further to help us reach our full health potential.